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February 20, 2017 ar_removals News

How to choose your removal company

At AR Removals we understand how stressful moving house can be.  After the initial excitement has died down, there may seem like an endless list of things to do and lots to sort out in very little time.  Choosing a reliable and efficient removal company can make the whole experience a lot smoother and remove a lot of hassle from the process.  On the other hand, a service that lets you down is likely to add to stress levels.  We suggest you think about the following things when selecting which removal company to use.

Decide when you can move

Before looking for quotes decide what time of week it will be possible for you to move.  It may be tempting to try and book a Friday off work or take a weekend slot in order to have extra time to unpack.  However, this is the peak period for companies and prices may come at a premium.  Is it possible to move on a week day instead?  This may be cheaper and the roads are likely to be quieter too.

Properly prepare for the move

This may sound obvious, but only move what you need to.  Moving house presents a great opportunity to get rid of unwanted or unused items in your home.  You could donate goods to charity or perhaps sell them at a car boot sale for some extra cash.  De-cluttering means moving less, unpacking less and potentially saving money on overall costs too if there is less to transport.

Find out exactly what’s included in the quote

Once you know when you can move and have a good idea of the amount of stuff that will need taking to your new home, it’s time to get some quotes.  When requesting these it’s really important to find out what is included.  In particular, it’s a good idea to ask whether boxes and padding are included in the price, if it includes staff packaging up your belongings or not and whether the company has insurance.  We recommend getting the fee and everything it includes in written form so that it is clear exactly what services the company will provide.

To find out more about our removal services in the Wakefield area give one of our friendly team a call today on 01924 371164.